Monday, January 21, 2013

Turnip - 16 weeks

Jan 16 - 22, 2013
How Far Along: 16 weeks
Size of baby: a turnip, 5 in, 5 oz
Total Weight Gain: About 10 lbs, yikes.  I'm worried about my weight gain, but the Dr said it's fine.  It's not doing great things to my self image.  I feel so fat and yucky!  You know those women that only gain weight in their bellies?  Yeah, I'm not one of those women. 
Maternity Clothes: I finally gave in and put in my first maternity order.  I am starting to get a little bump, but you can only see it in certain clothes. Most of the time you can't see it.  And if I tighten my abs (or what is left of them) you really can't see it.  But, I am WAY wider that I ever have been, so I'm just waiting to pop.
Gender:  Found out this week it's a BOY.  If you missed it be sure to check out the video I posted from our ultrasound appointment.
Movement: Still feeling him every so often.  It always surprises me and catches me off guard! I can't wait to feel him more often.
Exercise:  Running pregnant is a real challenge!  But, I'm still at it and managed to run 5.5 miles without stopping to pee.  Still enjoying prenatal yoga classes, spin and zumba! I'm trying to make sure I do something every day to ward off the fatty feeling.
Sleep:  I really am not supposed to sleep on my back anymore and laying on my side is a real challenge even with all the pillows helping to prop me up.  I'm getting up to pee about 2ce a night.
What I miss:  wine, sushi
Cravings:  Nothing new or strange.  But, man, when I'm hungry it's like the feeling takes over my soul.  I've never experienced hunger like this.  I'm really trying to watch what I eat and the calories I get every day, so it's like fighting a monster sometimes!
Symptoms: Expanding in all directions! And my skin is kind of a mess.  I've never really had skin problems before, thanks hormones.
Best moment this week:  Going to the Japanese clinic and having the Dr say "Penis! I'm looking! Penis!"  One of the most amazing and surreal moments ever.  I'll never forget it!  I also had a normal OB visit this week, so I got to hear my amazing little man's heartbeat 2ce this week.  Even though I have no symptoms and my EKG was normal the Dr still wants me to get an ECG and go see a specialist about my heart... I'm pretty annoyed.  Hopefully they keep finding nothing.  And it's a good thing I was able to go out to the Japanese clinic because the military hospital can't get me in to my 20 week appointment until I'm 22 weeks and waiting to know what the sex is for that long would have sucked! 
What I’m looking forward to: We booked a vacation in 2 weeks at a ski resort up in Hokkaido and I can't wait to go!  This is our one last vacation here in Japan. And probably our last vacation as a family of 2!  I think I'm going to do little man's nursery in a moon/stars/outer space theme.  I'm looking forward to moving, buying a house and getting settled in FL.  I contacted a realtor in Pensacola, and I'm really getting excited about our future home.

2 comments:

Natalie M said...

Hi Eve! I am new to your blog and have fully been enjoying reading your posts!! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I noticed that you will be moving to Pensacola soon ...my fimace was stationed at Whiting for t-6 training...it's a wonderful place!! Keep posting:)

Natalie

Eve said...

Hey Natalie! Thanks for checking out my blog. My husband and I got married in Pensacola back when he was in training 5 years ago. :) I'm excited to be going back for 3 years this time. My husband will be a t-6 flight instructor out there.